Monday, November 07, 2011

A new beginning...

Friday I began a doctor supervised diet plan.  Now before you all freak out and start screaming about how I don't need to lose weight just listen.  I may be within the 'normal' limits for height to weight, but I'm above 'normal' in fat percentage.  I've always said that I'm a fat skinny girl and truth be told, well over 30% of my body weight is fat. 
Since beginning karate classes, the fact that I'm out of shape and lack any muscle tone is holding me back.  If I can lower my body fat and reset my metabolism it will jump start my body into building and toning muscle.  
This diet consists of drops taken three times a day (don't worry they aren't HGC) that tell my body I have too much fat stored and to burn it, along with a reduced fat and calorie food plan it has already proven itself. 
The first two days on the drops were the 'gluttony' days.  I could eat anything and everything I wanted.  These days made me hate food.  I felt so bad, lethargic and sick.  Yesterday was the first calorie restricted day and I have to say it wasn't that bad.  I got a glycemic shake made with almond milk for breakfast along with coffee, two pieces of fruit and 6 nut thin crackers for snacks, a total of four cups of veggies and two 4 ounce servings of lean meat for lunch and dinner.  It felt like I was always eating.  For me, that is great because the word diet immediately conjures withdrawal symptoms and cravings. 
I've already lost a pound and look forward to losing the next 9 to 14.  My goal is to be back to my per-pregnancy size and weight.  Considering Gryffin is now 6 and a half years old I think this goal is long overdue.

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